Cyber Security Awareness Month – Resource Hub
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and to help increase awareness across our clients and the community at large, we will be compiling a list of relevant resources, tips, tricks, services, and useful information.
our cyber security services
Following the Optus hacking saga two of our services have experienced very high demand; we’ll cut to the chase if these are what you’re looking for:
our resources and blogs
- Top 5 cyber security actions for small and medium business – our list of absolute essential, non-negotiable, IT & cybersecurity fundamentals that you need to have in place
- Combating MFA Fatigue and MFA Bomb attacks – learn about new MFA attacks and how to avoid them
- Everything you need to know about Australia’s new au domains – if you haven’t snapped up your .au domain yet, your business is putting its customers and suppliers at risk
- Explaining the Essential Eight – the Australian Signals Directorate’s framework for the eight essential cyber security measures all businesses should adhere to
Doors left unlocked: why hackers target small business first
It’s easier to hack 10 small businesses than one large one.
activIT systems’ Managing Director, Steve Edwards, gives a great analogy on why cyber security needs to be a bigger priority for small and medium sized organisations.
SMBs are easy pickings for hackers because many believe they’re too small to be a target, and as a result don’t invest in cyber security or staff training. The cost of recovery can be astronomical – and that’s if you don’t go bust.
The first steps to improving your cyber security posture aren’t costly or lengthy, you just need the right mindset and some basic security improvements to help make your business harder to hack than your competitor.
Australian Cyber Security Centre & Scamwatch
The ACSC has a tonne of useful resources at their Cyber Awareness portal; https://www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/cyber-security-awareness-month-2022
Here are some of the most relevant to small and medium business:
- Small Business Cyber Security Guide
- The Essential Eight mitigation strategies
- Top Tips for Cyber Security – A4 poster
- Report a cybercrime or a cyber security incident
Scamwatch (www.scamwatch.gov.au) is run by the ACCC, and regularly posts updates about new scams that it finds in the community. It’s a great resource for raising awareness and understanding just how devious the scammers really are.